Shane Van Gisbergen Stripped Of Race Win At Newcastle 500
Shane Van Gisbergen has been stripped of his race win at Saturday's Newcastle 500.
SVG has been hit with a 25-second time penalty following an investigation into an alleged refuelling breach at his third pitstop.
As per the Supercars official statement;
"The fuel hose remained connected when the car was being dropped to the ground, which contravenes regulations."
As a result of the penalty, the Kiwi dropped first to fifth handing Scott McLaughlin the win.
McLaughlin now holds a 53 point lead over SVG with just one, 150-point race remaining.
McLaughlin now needs only to finish sixth to claim his maiden Supercars title should SVG win the second race.